Management Team

Darrell McDaniel President & Chief Executive Officer

Darrell has been president, and now Chief Executive Officer, of NSTAR® since 2013. Before his appointment as president/CEO he served as NSTAR’s VP of business development, responsible for developing a strong customer base, many of which we still support today. In Darrell’s more than two decades in the industry, he has held positions as field service engineer, field service manager and sales representative. Darrell has worked for individual device makers as well as original equipment suppliers, which gives him a unique perspective on the service industry. He holds an associate degree in electronic engineering and a bachelor’s degree in business management.

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Jon Murray Chief Operating Officer

Jon became NSTAR’s Chief Operating Officer in 2021. Prior to joining NSTAR, he served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years. Starting as a technician, he worked his way up through the ranks becoming a commissioned officer and serving in a variety of leadership positions. In his final role, he was a program manager, leading a cross-functional team of over 150 Navy members. He provided in-depth analysis for senior service leaders regarding major strategic decisions and developed basing plans. Jon holds a master’s degree in investment management and financial analysis from Creighton University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Diego State University.

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Elizabeth Prochaska Director of Recruiting

Elizabeth joined the NSTAR team in May 2010 as a recruiter and has since grown with the organization, assuming the role of director of recruiting in 2013. She brings more than 10 years of experience in sourcing, networking and recruiting in high tech industries, including semiconductor, power distribution, manufacturing and design, telecommunications, solar, automation, construction and facilities. Elizabeth keeps up to date with the latest technical recruiting news by being an active member of LinkedIn semiconductor groups, Triangle Technical Recruiters Association and the Triangle Society for Human Resource Management. As a graduate of North Carolina State University Poole College of Management, she holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a concentration in human resources.

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Jimmy Lyngar Director of Business Development

Jimmy joined NSTAR in 2011 and was promoted to the role of director of business development in January 2018. He has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, serving in roles such as mechanical contractor, process piping designer, install coordinator and project manager. Jimmy then moved to process piping and mechanical component sales with Kyser Company, where he progressed into the regional manager position with the acquisition of Metron Technology. Jimmy also served as global account manager at Applied Materials, following its acquisition of Metron Technology, where he received an award for “Best Product Sales” of the year in 2007 for his efforts in growing the Micron Global Account into products, services and equipment. Jimmy studied business at Boise State University and resides in Boise, Idaho.

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